GRANDA has been in charge of making the reliefs of St Killian Catholic Churchin Mission Viejo, California (United States). One represents the Parable of the Return of the Prodigal Sonthe second, the Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman.
In order to prepare the reliefs, GRANDA's art workshops have first made the previous drafts of the composition, as well as its clay modelingbefore making the reproduction in wood. A work that we show you below.
Both reliefs will be placed in the entrance to the chapels of the confessionals, on both sides of the nave.
St Kilian Catholic Church is a newly constructed building, decorated in a modern style. Celtic inspiration inside. It is a church dedicated to St. Kilian, Irish saint. St. Kilian, also spelled Cilian or Killian, was an Irish bishop. Born in 640 in Ireland, he carried out an important evangelization work throughout his life, first in Franconia and then in Thuringia, becoming bishop of Würzburg.
One of his achievements was to convert the King Gorbert who, after his conversion, repudiated his illegitimate wife, Geliana. Geliana, furious, took revenge on the bishop and two of his companions, having them executed in secret, in 689.